LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Serious wind gusts shut down parts of Interstate 25 in northern Colorado for some time.

The Colorado Department of Transportation say traffic going south on I-25 at Highway 119 in Longmont is getting through after a semi truck overturned.

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(credit: CDOT)

A high wind restriction has since been put into place.

The northbound ramp from CO-7 to I-25, in Lafayette, is also closed for another overturned semi truck.

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The wind has also toppled over numerous trees and power lines in the metro area.

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office says they are getting reports of trees blocking roads.

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A downed tree at Sheridan and Ohio (credit: CBS)

North Metro firefighters say a trampoline blew onto Sheridan Boulevard near 136th. It has been secured.

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A traffic light down at 20th and Curtis (credit: CBS)

PHOTO GALLERY: Destructive Wind Storm Tears Down Trees & Power Lines

Emergency crews responded to a downed light pole at 15th and Curtis Streets.

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(credit: CBS)

Xcel Energy says they responded to thousands of outages.

They say not all customers will be restored until Wednesday. As of Tuesday night, 116,983 customers have experienced an outage. They say nearly of the nearly 60,000 who suffered a sustained outage, more than have have been restored.

The National Weather Service says the wind has created a plume of dust stretching over 300 miles across the eastern half of the state, from the San Luis Valley to the state’s northeastern corner.

There are a couple dozen flights delayed for multiple airlines at Denver International Airport because of the wind gusts.

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